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There are five other candidates with ties to the Vikings on the list, which will be trimmed several times before the final selections are made.
On The NFL: Vikings coach Mike Zimmer knows there is no coulda, woulda, shoulda column in the standings. He's simply trying to encourage a winless team and a sucker-punched fan base.
The Raiders are on the rise and Tampa Bay is on a roll — and the Vikings are the best at something despite their winless start.
Gary Anderson, Blair Walsh, Daniel Carlson, Dan Bailey . . . and now Greg Joseph. All of them have contributed to a legacy of pain for Vikings fans.
The Vikings did a fairly decent job of keeping Kyler Murray in the pocket, yet he still punished them with four key plays, three of which resulted in touchdowns.
The Arizona quarterback can stretch defenses 100 yards long and 53⅓ yards wide.
The star receiver from Minnesota, 38, said recently, "I don't have the urge to play right now."
Defensive end Everson Griffen, one of four Vikings ruled out of Sunday's game at Arizona, was involved in a car accident while en route to practice Thursday.
On Sept. 17, 1961, the expansion Vikings upset the Bears 37-13 behind four touchdown passes (and a fifth rushing) by rookie Fran Tarkenton in their first regular-season home game.
After underdogs went a historic 12-4 against the spread in Week 1, it's time for a deeper look at the Week 2 slate, including an upset special in Los Angeles.